Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure

The Big Impact of Small Changes

Book - 2015 | First TED hardcover edition.
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A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes.

By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it's possible to do better, to earn more, and have happier employees. So why does engagement prove so difficult and productivity so elusive?

In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it's the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work.

Packed with incredible anecdotes and startling statistics, Beyond Measure takes us on a fascinating tour across the globe, highlighting disparate businesses and revealing how they've managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Told with wry wit and knowing humor, Heffernan proves that it's often the small changes that make the greatest, most lasting impact.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : TED Books Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First TED hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476784908
Branch Call Number: 658.4 Hef
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.


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Aug 09, 2018

The reasons I chose to read this book were that I like TED books and the title was intriguing. However, I was disappointed on both counts. This book wasn't as good as usual TED books and the book didn't live up to its billing of talking about small changes making big impacts.

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